updated 03:30 pm EST, Wed December 3, 2008
MSI EX300 in US
MSI today added just its second E-series notebook to its US lineup through the EX300. The 13.3-inch system focuses on external design first with a colored, glossy outer shell and a lightweight alloy-based chassis that comes at just 4.5 pounds even with a larger capacity eight-cell battery. The system is also comparatively thin and measures less than 1.2 inches at its thickest point.
Just one trim level is available but is comparatively fast for the class. The system comes with a 25-watt 2GHz Core 2 Duo and is supplied with 4GB of memory, a Mobility Radeon HD 3450 for dedicated graphics and a 250GB hard drive. A two-megapixel webcam and 802.11n Wi-Fi also put it above some competing systems.
Both blue and red versions of the EX300 are immediately available and sell for $1,000 through Amazon, Buy.com and multiple other online shops.